Zonta Locust Street Gardens
History of our Environment Project - Locust Street Park:
In 1994, the Biennium project encouraged clubs to start an environment project in their community.
The Zonta Club of Lockport, New York, Inc. approached the City of Lockport and asked if we might be able to adopt one of Ida Fritz's gardens which had been neglected after she was no longer able to care for them.
We adopted the Locust Street Park in the spring of 1995 and eight Zontians began resurrecting
her two flower beds.
We have been doing so ever since. We then approached other service organizations to join us and adopt other locations around the City also.
There are now 29 parks and green spaces adopted and being cared for by several local individuals and service organizations.
Locust Street Front Garden July 2020
Locust Street Center Garden July 2020
Charlene Bower, Renee Holly-Eberhard &
Renee's granddaughter, Ashlynn Eberhard
Ashlynn Eberhard, granddaughter of Zontian
Renee Holly-Eberhard &
her granddaughter, Ashlynn Eberhard
Dorothy Webster tending the Locust Street Garden in 2012.
Dorothy was one of the original 8 members who began caring for this garden back in 1995.